Wildbirds and Peacedrums at The Bell House (09/22/09)
Photo: Jessica Amaya
Wildbirds and Peacedrums opened up for Fanfarlo on their mini-US tour back in September and while I was impressed with the depth and variety of sounds they were able to produce on stage, I wasn’t completely won over by their set. In any event, it looks like Annie Clark is a fan as she’s invited the Swedish percussion based duo on tour with them starting in February of 2010. In advance of their US (supporting) tour, Wildbirds and Peacedrums are releasing a 7″ single and digital EP of “My Heart” on January 19, 2010.
An individually-numbered 7″ single vinyl will include the album version of “My Heart,” backed with an unexpectedly bluesy guitar-driven remix by Deerhoof that completely transforms the song. As well as these two versions, a digital-only EP includes a further three mixes. John Eriksson of Peter, Bjorn and John has contributed an intriguing remix in his Hortlax Cobra guise, channelling the spirit of ’88, Balearic-style… From Portland, Oregon, comes a mix by one of our favourite new artists, AU, which strips the track down to reveal a subtle ambience in among the thundering percussion of the original. Finally you will find a reworked radio edit of the song.
As an aside, there is no NYC date on the St Vincent/Wildbirds and Peacedrums tour calendar as of yet, but can St. Vincent really play DC, Philly and not New York? Look for this gaping hole to be filled after St. Vincent’s American Songbook appearance at the Allen Room in January, the only question is, what will venue(s) will she play?
More pictures from The Bell House show, video of “My Heart” and more Wildbirds and Peacedrums tour dates after the jump.
Wildbirds & Peacedrums 2010 Tour Dates w/ St. Vincent
02/03/10 Victoria, BC @ Element
02/04/10 Vancouver, BC @ Venue
02/05/10 Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
02/06/10 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge (2 shows)
02/08/10 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
02/09/10 Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
02/10 Solano Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
02/11/10 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
02/13/10 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
02/15/10 Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck
02/16/10 Iowa City, IA @ The Industry
02/17/10 Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
02/18/10 Chicago, IL @ Metro
02/19/10 Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
02/20/10 Columbus, OH @ Outland On Liberty
02/21/10 Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel Club
02/23/10 Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theatre
02/24/10 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
02/25/10 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
You can find their 2009 European tour dates over here.
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